The Prince Estate Reminds the Trump Campaign to Stop Using the Singer’s Music

In October of 2018, the estate of Prince sent a letter to the Trump campaign requesting that they no longer use any of the deceased singer’s songs at any Trump campaign events and activities. The Trump campaign responded that they acknowledged the request and will no longer use Prince’s music to avoid any “future disputes”.

This request was not unusual as other artist expressed similar displeasure in Trump’s campaign using their music.

Of course this didn’t stop Trump from using Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at his recent 2020 campaign event in Minneapolis.

Why ‘Purple Rain’? Well, it’s the campaigns hope that they can change the state from ‘Blue’ (Democrat) to ‘Red’ (Republican) for his re-election bid. It’s their hope that Minnesota is up for grabs which would make it a ‘Purple’ state.

This didn’t go over well with The Prince Estate, and they let it be known

Prince believed in owning his music, and fought hard to make that happen, just for situations like this. So far there has been no response from the Trump campaign, but they better not play with the estate. The last thing want is to have Prince’s ghost haunting them.

As always…

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Happy Bornday Carmelo Anthony!!!

Happy Bornday Melo!

Those who know me, know I have definitely caped for Melo over the years. He’s a Cuse guy who brought a National Championship to Syracuse, and he took on the challenge of trying to bring a NBA chip back to NYC.

Even though he fell way short in NYC, I still appreciate he wanted the challenge. I can only hope he will now get another shot to end his career on a higher note than where it is now.

Marc Lamont Hill Talks About His Remarks On Palestine

Marc Lamont Hill was fired by CNN for what was deemed to be hate speech in his speech to the United Nations concerning Palestine. Since the speech, the people calling Hill anti-Sematic have pointed to one line at the end of the speech.

Hill called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea,” repeating a phrase — “from the river to the sea” — that has been used by terror groups intent on the destruction of Israel.

From Washington Post

Hill has disputed this claim, stating that earlier in the speech he talked about going back to the 1967 borders before the Six-Day War. 

Hill apologized for how his words have been received, but still stands by his overall view of Palestinians living in occupied situation.

The backlash from Hill’s speech is good example of people being outraged over something they don’t even fully understand. Not many people have listened to Hill’s speech, instead they have locked into one phrase.

We live in a society where it’s a race to see who can voice their outrage first. There’s no longer room for differing views, and constructive conversation. Now it’s all about who yells the loudest, and who’s comment can go viral or get the most retweets.

As a fan of Hill, I hope some network or some form of media picks him up. His commentary is important in this day and age.

Here’s Hill on the The Breakfast Club talking about his speech and being fired from CNN

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Yankee Fans Relax, You Still Have a Good Team

Yes, last night was a disappointing moment for New York Yankee fans. With the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, Yankee fans had dreams of Stanton and Aaron Judge hitting 100 homers combined in a season. 

But unlike the great Yankee teams led by Derek Jeter, the 2018 Yanks lacked strong pitching and a lineup of hitters that worked counts and frustrated pitchers. Still, the Yankees are still in good position to compete for an number of years. They have a number of young talented players ready to step up, while older players like C.C. Sabathia and Brett Gardner have probably seen their last days in pinstripes.

Players like Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar (soon to be AL Rookie of the Year) have already produced at the major league level, with Chance Adams (P), Domingo Acevedo (P), and Clint Frazier (hopefully can get past concussion issues) seemingly ready to contribute at the next level.

24-hours have not even passed, and fans are already pining for Joe Girardi, talking about signing Manny Machado and Bryce Harper… STOP IT!!!!

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#Yankees fans overreacting this morning 😂😂

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So Yankee fans, as my guy N.O.R.E. would say, “You Gotta RELAX!”

Of course, what do I know… I’m just a Mets fan that hates the Yankees 



As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!



Lil Wayne Still Cool With Eli Manning, but…

Odell Beckham Jr / Lil Wayne‘s  ESPN interview that aired Sunday morning received a ton of criticism from commentators with OBJ being labeled as selfish player due to his commentary on the state of the New York Giants.

With the Giants off to a 1-3 start (before losing to the Carolina Panthers) OBJ voiced his frustrations with not enough big plays and not being able to pinpoint the source of the issue; QB, play calling, or heart?

Now it’s not uncommon for players to complain, in fact it’s basically common place when it comes to dynamic receivers who feel if they get the ball they make good things happen for team. But what was different about this interview was Lil Wayne presence. Like what did he have to do this and what does he add to this story?

So when Eli Manning was asked about the OBJ/Lil Wayne interview, in classic Eli dry humor, Eli stated 
“I don’t watch Lil’ Wayne much”

With the Eli response and NYC sportswriter Frank Isola‘s snarky tweet about OBJ’s muffed punt return 

Tunechi woke up this morning with a message for everyone on his Instagram….

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Good morning!!

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In case you missed what Wayne was saying,

“Frank, I know you in New York. I spent a little bit of time on an Island there, called Rikers Island,”

“I don’t know much about you though. Fact is, you don’t know much about me. With that said, keep my name out your mouth.”

Addressing Eli Manning

“Every time somebody bad mouth you, I be the first one to say – you can ask Skip Bayless, that’s my homie – first thing I’m gon’ say is ‘man listen, I got an uncle that was doing time that remembers seeing Eli, Archie, Peyton, Cooper, he remembers seeing them at five in the morning every other morning on the schoolyard, way before the students get there, practicing. I’m the first one to back you up,”

“And here you talk about you don’t watch Lil Wayne much. That’s fine. I’m cool with you, I don’t care what you watch. But you know, this is hometown love, man. You ain’t gotta do me like that. I didn’t say anything bad about you, man.”

“I ain’t gon’ say nothing bad about you now,”

“It’s still hometown love, I fucks with you Eli. It’s all good, you ain’t gotta watch much of me. You should probably listen, if you could. You probably need to with the way you’ve been playing. You need to bang some Carter V before games.”

Well, okay Wayne…

Didn’t realize you were a backer of Eli, good to know. As for Frank Isola, he is annoying and knowing Isola I doubt he will heed the warning, so we shall see.

As for the OBJ interview, it’s not a good look for him and he needs to figure out better ways to release his frustrations. He should take a page of LeBron James playbook, as Bron has mastered the media in this social media age. At the end of the day Odell wants to win, but he is struggling with balancing that will to win and carrying the pressure of a big time contract. Being a receiver he is dependent on a lot of pieces for him to successful; QB, offensive line, and offensive scheme. As great as he is, he has to learn without his teammates he’s not going anywhere fast.

Side note, in response to Lil Wayne the Giants blasted Wayne’s Carter V during practice today…



As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!



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Even Testing an Alert System Triggers Pres Trump Haters… This Is A Test (beeeep)

We have all received those AMBER Alerts and Flood Warnings on our cell phones. This afternoon (Wednesday) at 2:18pm (Eastern), FEMA and the FCC performed the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts system. 

And soon after the alert came out, social media blew up with folks criticizing the alert.

Come on people, are y’all that triggered by President Trump that you have to clown EVERYTHING associated with him or show displeasure?!?

People couldn’t help themselves and tweet the hacky joke, “Can I block this…” Or ask if this meant that Trump use the system the same way he uses Twitter?

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s look at the facts as reported by Vox.com

  • Approximately 100 mobile carriers, including all major wireless companies, participated in the testing. A second test that put messages on TV and radio, known as the Emergency Alert System, took place a couple of minutes later
  • The alert was transmitted in English and Spanish. Cell towers broadcast the test for about half an hour, during which time most cell phones that were switched on and within range of an active cell tower got the test message
  • The TV and radio system has been tested three times before; the texting system hasn’t. The test was initially scheduled for September but was postponed because of Hurricane Florence (Smart Move)
  • The system is the same one that’s used to warn the public about dangerous weather or missing children, such as tornado warnings and Amber Alerts. Users can’t opt out of texts, a requirement from a 2006 law passed by Congress called the Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act. Congress requires the system be tested every three years
  • The national warning system predates Trump and has been under development for years, and officials say there are some pretty specific guardrails in place to make sure it’s always used correctly
  • According to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015, the system “shall not be used to transmit a message that does not relate to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster or threat to public safety.”

This is ultimately a good thing, but I will say it is still important for the people to know/understand how the system works. For example, how the system will be triggered? What’s the chain of approval for an alert to go out? What kind of a follow-up will we receive; instructions, etc…?

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

NYC Subway Dancers

If you are a frequent rider of the NYC Subway system, at some point you have seen the NYC Subway Dancers do their thing.

In a short film directed/produced by Grad student Merve Karaman, we get a peek into the world of these performers.

Shout out to the all the dancers; @i_lyve, @yaffi_live, @arnstar, @moeblack_, yaloopyguyzer, @waffle_bj, @yahya_finesse

If you have time, you should also checkout, The Bboy Rebels – Angel Documentary (NYC Original Subway Dancers)

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!